Finding a Running Coach

OK so I asked around on Facebook for a running coach.  I used to have friends that did full ironman triathalon, marathons, etc.  I lucked out and found a girl living up in north county. She said she would be available to answer questions and even go on a run if I wanted.  What I was looking for in a running coach was someone who knows how to run, duh.  Someone that could really answer questions about specific issues and support me through my running journey.

It was great speaking with her for a little while, but she was way to busy being a semi-pro runner to really work on training with me.  As a beginning runner, I have far more questions than you would think you could have.  I mean everyone knows how to run right?  As a beginning runner, I thought I would have to have a coach to be able to finish my first half marathon, but it looks like I don’t.  I mean I would definitely do better with a personalized training plan for running, but I CAN do it by myself.  I got the chance to speak with someone and verify that what I’m doing is on the right track.  For right now, that is all I really wanted to know. I got a few pointers about when not to run and that was probably the most important thing.

After I get this running thing down, I’ll be offering to help other overweight runners with their training plans.


Happy trails!!

By | 2016-12-15T23:21:23+00:00 July 25th, 2014|training plans|0 Comments

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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